It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
For anybody interested, I have published a corpus of German speech errors on the WWW. The URL is: http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~wiese/German-errors.html. You will find 474 errors provided with English glosses, organized as a tex file.
Regards, Richard Wiese
A fully operational version of the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is now up and running: <http://otal.umd.edu/~rccs>
WHAT IS RCCS?
The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, explorers, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and on-line projects.
In the future, the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies hopes to sponsor a number of collaborative projects, colloquia, symposia, and workshops. Presently, the site contains a collection of scholarly resources, including university-level courses in cyberculture, events and conferences, and related links. Further, the site features an extensive annotated bibliography devoted to the topic of cyberculture. Finally, the site includes "conversations/collaborations," an online listing of scholars researching various elements of cyberculture.
Since its initial launch in January 1997, RCCS has developed two new major features. The first is "Conversations/Collaborations." Here, visitors are invited to browse through the research interests and undergoing projects of a number of scholars, researchers, and instructors affiliated directly and indirectly with the field of cyberculture. Moreover, visitors are encouraged to contribute their own entries, listing their interests and contact information.
The second new feature is called "Internet Interviews." This section includes a list of links to online interviews with a number of digerati. The list includes Nicholas Negroponte, Allucquere Rosanne (aka Sandy) Stone, Sherry Turkle, and Gregory Ulmer.
Feel free to circulate this announcemen as far and wide as you wish.
Questions? Comments? Contact:
David Silver Founder, Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies Graduate Student, Department of American Studies University of Maryland, College Park <email@example.com>